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A House of the Future

Heating and Cooling


• The Heating and Cooling will be powered by the solar panels.
• There is also a fireplace which will heat the house.
Hot Water
• You will get water from the well and hot water from the solar panels.
Electricity
• Electricity will be powered by the solar panels.
What renewable sources of energy are available?

• Some renewable sources that are available are:


• the sun, ground water, wind, and plants and trees, paper, and wood.
Which sources could be used to supply a household’s needs? How could
each source be used? Where would the home have to be located to use each
source?

• The sun and ground water could be used to supply a household’s


needs.
• The home would have to be located in a sunny spot for the solar panels
and near groundwater for the well.
What equipment would be needed? Where
would this equipment be located?
• The equipment that would be needed is solar panels. They would be
located on the roof of the house.
• The equipment that would be needed is a well and pipes to get the
water to the house. The well would need to be fairly close to the
house.
What backup systems should be included?
• The backup system is a fire place that would help give heat instead of
using the solar panels if needed.
• There is also a generator if needed for electricity and water.
Future House
Plan
Model
Analyze and Conclude
• 1. Which renewable energy sources did you use in your home? I used solar
panels and ground water.
• 2. What are the advantages of using renewable energy sources instead of
fossil fuels? The advantage of using renewable energy and not fossil fuels is
because then you will never runout of that energy.
• 3. Which renewable energy sources did you not include in your designs?
Why didn’t you use them? I did not include wind because then you would
have to make a wind turbine and be in a windy area.
• 4. Do you think people in the future will have homes like the ones you
designed? Why or why not? Yes, I do think in the future people will have
homes like my model because people already have solar panels and wells
and I think more people will continue to get them. I do not know if more
people will have a well.